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Klay Thompson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
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Klay Thompson scored 35 points against the Nuggets during a 119-112 win on Friday, making 13-of-26 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
Well, someone is playing like they want a max deal. The 3.5 triples per game over his last six games is not a shock, but he has a surprising 1.8 blocks per game in limited playing time over his last four. He did have a massive preseason last year, so fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock into the past month. However, he's still a terrific guy to take in the fourth round. Oct 25 - 1:34 AM

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Former Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said that he thinks Klay Thompson is worth a max contract.

As the deadline to keep Thompson from becoming a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season approaches, Jackson made his feelings clear about his former player. "He’s a guy that will make a boatload of money and in my opinion the best two-way shooting guard in the world, and it’s not even close," Jackson said. "He’s got to get [the max contract]." Thompson has had a strong preseason and is a safe early-round target for fantasy owners due to his three-point shooting prowess.
Oct 23 - 9:48 AM

Klay Thompson (rest) will not play in Sunday's exhibition game vs. Houston.

Klay has been lights out this preseason, shooting 53.6 percent from the field, and a ridiculous 58.6 percent from 3-point range through five preseason games. He's a primary piece of Golden State's offense, and they weren't willing to include him in any deal, even if it would have netted them Kevin Love. Thompson is set to have another great year, and could see his assist total rise a bit in the Warriors new ball-movement oriented offense. Target him in the early rounds and don't look back.
Oct 19 - 1:46 PM

Klay Thompson scored 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting (including four threes) with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in Friday's preseason loss to the Heat.

Thompson is going to hang a bunch of these on the opposition this year. David Lee added 24 points with six rebounds and Stephen Curry had a slow night with seven points on 2-of-10 shooting and an otherwise full stat line.
Oct 18 - 2:02 AM

Klay Thompson continued his magnificent preseason on Thursday with 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

He's ridiculous right now. Thompson is 13-of-20 from beyond the arc and has an unbelievably efficient 69.8 effective field goal percentage on the preseason. He's looking to cash in during his contract season and will have no problem putting up top-50 value this season. It's just a bonus that he hasn't missed a game due to injury in his career.
Oct 17 - 12:27 AM

Klay Thompson wants to sign a big-time extension now.

While Klay could sign a one-year extension and become a restricted free agent in 2016 (when the NBA salary cap is expected to rise substantially) he'd rather get a deal done now. The Warriors organization and Klay are still reportedly $2-$3 million a year apart, however, the team is still confident they will be able to get something done before the October 31 deadline. Signing Klay to a max-extension now could actually end up working in the Warriors favor, as the big money he makes will seem relatively minor once the salary cap is increased. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN
Oct 12 - 10:15 AM

Klay Thompson was on fire against the Lakers on Thursday, making 9-of-13 from the field for 25 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

The GSW starters had a ridiculous 79.7 effective field goal percentage tonight and made the Lakers look horrible on D. Thompson scored 20 points in the first half and has scored at least 20 in each of the first two preseason games. He hasn't missed any game due to injuries in his career and is money in the bank in the late-early rounds.
Oct 10 - 1:07 AM

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors remain millions apart on a contract extension, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

With the clock ticking towards an October 31 deadline that would keep Thompson from becoming a restricted free agent after the 204-15 season, the two sides are reportedly $2-3 million a year apart on an extension. Thompson is seeking a max deal (or something close to it) of $15 million per year, while the Warriors would prefer to stay in the $13 million range. Regardless of what happens with his extension, fantasy owners can safely draft Thompson in the early-to-middle rounds of drafts as the 24-year-old is developing a game that extends beyond the 2.8 three-pointers he averaged last season.
Oct 9 - 12:03 PM

Klay Thompson stated during a recent interview that he feels more athletic than ever heading into his fourth NBA season.

"I feel like I'm the most athletic I've been in my career, with age and getting stronger," said Thompson. "It's something I've really focused on over these last months. My jumper's always going to be the staple of my game, but you can use that to your advantage. A pump fake or two, and you can get to the rim easy." Thompson averaged 18.0 points, 2.8 three-pointers, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 steals with the Dubs last season, and he's worthy of an early-to-middle round selection come draft day.
Oct 3 - 6:49 PM

Klay Thompson is committed to focusing on the upcoming 2014-15 season rather than his impending restricted free agency.

Thompson can sign a contract extension within the next month or else he'll become a restricted free agent after the season. "I just let [agent Bill Duffy] and the front office sort it out," Thompson said. "I know if I just keep my mind on hoops and staying healthy, I know everything else will take care of itself." Thompson averaged 18.0 points, 2.8 three-pointers, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 steals in 2013-14 and is well worth a pick in the early-to-middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Sep 30 - 9:31 AM

Klay Thompson could have his reps at training camp limited in order to keep him fresh for the NBA season.

Coach Steve Kerr just wants to make sure Thompson is full recovered from the FIBA World Cup. He hasn't missed a single game due to injury in his three-year career, so durability is not a concern. Klay is worth a pick in the early-middle rounds.
Sep 26 - 9:41 AM

Klay Thompson was one of six Team USA players in double-digits on Tuesday, scoring a game-high 20 points in a quarterfinals win over Slovenia.

Slovenia stayed close throughout the first two quarters, but Thompson made four 3-pointers and the U.S. used a 53-38 rebounding advantage to pull away in the second half. Team USA will return to action vs. Lithuania in the semifinals on Thursday.
Sep 9 - 5:14 PM

Klay Thompson lost five pounds this summer and doesn't expect his stint with Team USA to wear him down prior to the Warriors' 2014-15 season.

Thompson is down to 215 pounds and he said that he already feels more energetic. "I’m 24. I’m young. I shouldn’t be tired," Thompson said. "I’m not playing 40 minutes [with Team USA] ... And it’s a different style of basketball so I’ll be learning some things I can add to my game. I’ll be in great shape when I come into camp and be ready to go." He added that he thinks the Warriors can vie for a championship as currently constructed, but to do so they'd need Thompson to take his game to new heights.
Aug 24 - 7:14 PM

Klay Thompson has been working hard this offseason, and he is looking to take a "huge leap" in his development during his fourth year of professional basketball.

"I want to be great," said Thompson. "That comes with pressure. It comes with eyes on you. In year four, I’m looking to take a huge leap like I did last year... I’d love to be known as a guy who gets you 20 points and locks down the best offensive player." Thompson beat out All-Star guards Damion Lillard and John Wall for a roster spot on Team USA, and that is largely do the defensive effort he puts forth on a nightly basis. Klay provides elite 3-point shooting, and profiles as a solid mid-round target going into this year's fantasy drafts.
Aug 24 - 9:58 AM

Klay Thompson is reportedly "pissed" that the Warriors organization legitimately considered trading him for Kevin Love.

This is a much different tune than the reports back in June when Klay's father stated that Klay wasn't offended by the swirling trade rumors, but it seems that now Thompson isn't going anywhere he can finally voice his true opinion. Klay was a stud last year, finishing the season in second place for 3-pointers per game (right behind splash brother Stephen Curry) with 2.8 per game, to go along with 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. With little change to the Warriors backcourt this year, one can expect Klay to again be a 3-point shooting machine, and he'll be a top-10 shooting guard heading into this year's draft.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 22 - 2:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Aaron Craft
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Nemanja Nedovic
5Justin Holiday
6Jason Kapono
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
5Mitchell Watt
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic